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Production Supervisor

companyLiberty Steel & Wire
locationUpper Sandusky, OH 43351, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Liberty Engineered Wire Products, Inc. (LEWP) is a leading manufacturer of Welded Wire Reinforcement (WWR) mesh products to the precast concrete, cast-in-place and construction markets. LEWP has been developing innovative structural reinforcing solutions for America's infrastructure growth since 1969, providing steel reinforcing in concrete pipe, box culverts, bridge, segmental tunnels , tilt-up panels, cast-in-place, hi-rise projects, slab-on-grade, and highway road mesh. LEWP has facilities located in Upper Sandusky, OH, Las Cruces, NM and Warren, OH.

LEWP is a recognized industry leader, striving to exceed customer expectations by offering the highest levels of customer service for the last 53 years. LEWP has an opening at our Upper Sandusky facility for a Production Supervisor.

osition Summary

Responsible for efficient, timely production & shipment of quality product through the effective utilization of people and reasonably well maintained equipment in a safe manner to allow the business to satisfy customer needs and operate profitably to maintain good jobs and security for all.

Reports to Production Manager/Plant Manager

Manufacturing Mission

The mission of manufacturing is managing our people and equipment resources to more effectively and efficiently produce quality product for customers in a timely manner, enhancing our position in the marketplace which will provide greater security and opportunity for our business and employees.

To do that effectively, we need from Sales the product description, quantity, layout and time priority of the product needed. We need to be flexible to changes in the schedule provided because our marketplace is competitive and volatile. We need to provide good training to all production and maintenance employees and to manage and treat them in a manner that will best utilize their knowledge, creativity and energy. We need to keep equipment in good condition to maximize productivity by reducing downtime and allowing the equipment to run at its highest optimum speed. We need to continually evaluate our performance and plan improvements to assure continued, good, long term results.


  • Communicate, model and monitor the safety of operation activities during the shift to assure that employees are working in a safe manner, including the proper use of the appropriate PPEs and compliance to safe work practices and policies as a top priority.
  • Assure that the Incident Reporting & Investigation is done and reported in a thorough and very timely manner.


  • A shift Supervisor needs to be on the production floor and associated outside production, material handling, inventory and equipment areas and activities.
  • Monitor all shift activities to assure effective, efficient use of people and equipment.
  • Monitor, observe & take notice of things that need to be done: production, safety, quality, maintenance, housekeeping.
  • Promote and demonstrate a discipline for productivity and the use of time and resources.
  • Communicate, train, discipline/warn, cause change - in that order.
  • Assure the maintenance and compliance of company rules and policies and that disciplinary action is applied in a fair, consistent & timely manner.
  • Assure all machines are running correct product, set-up and operating conditions.
  • Deal with situations/issues that are not performing or not in compliance. Timely, fairly, consistently.
  • Know the capabilities of all people on your shift. Encourage, support and know your employees. Treat people with dignity and respect. Promote and demonstrate effective teamwork and good employee relationships.
  • Assure that production people understand that they have primary responsibility for producing quality product including appropriate completion of production records and tags.
  • Assure that all employees can work productively and safety by being well trained and well informed. Follow their progress including monitoring their work, discussions with those working with the employee and assuring that the proper documents are completed appropriately.
  • Direct and monitor through training and cross-training of employees to maintain current competency to increase operational flexibility, productivity, quality and safety.
  • Pay particularly close attention to new employees to make sure they are working safely, receiving effective training and are developing good working relationships.
  • Document employee absences, safety violations, and poor work performance issues, etc.
  • Know production schedules and anticipate the order of work flow, e.g., changeovers, setting/pulling fields, cleaning electrodes, dry/at-temperature rod supply inside, correctly prepared D-Form cassettes, adequate SC wire, adequate XW supply, needs for the following shift, necessary overtime, etc.
  • Communicate with Maintenance in a timely, clear manner to help get effective maintenance support, working closely with the Maintenance Manager to assure that maintenance people are effective and productive.
  • Assist production and maintenance people to identify problems/issues in a clear, detailed manner.
  • Prioritize breakdown maintenance along with other maintenance work, PM, modification, install, etc.
  • Direct, assist, monitor inside and outside forklift
  • Assure that all carrier trucks are loaded and unloaded safely, protecting property and with correct material and documentation in a timely
  • Utilize knowledge & experience to proactively suggest and make changes as agreed with the Production Manager to reduce manufacturing costs in order to maintain a competitive business position in the marketplace.
  • Assure that debris is cleaned from floors and equipment and that scrap tubs are emptied.
  • Accurately complete production reports/schedules/breakdowns, time cards, payroll information, labor/absence/vacation schedules.
  • Assure that bathrooms, wash areas and break rooms are maintained and stocked in a sanitary, clean and reasonably pleasant manner.
  • Communicate with the prior and next shift supervisor about schedules, machine issues, maintenance issues, changes, etc.
  • Communicate with other business functions in a helpful and cooperative manner as necessary to describe activities, issues and receive updated information regarding operations and the business.
  • Assure that employees receive the information they need regarding their employment & benefits.
  • Continue to improve personal knowledge of operation products, materials, processes and equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

  • Stooping, kneeling, reaching, walking, hearing, repetitive motions.
  • Standing for extended periods of time.
  • Close visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures.
  • Able to safely lift and move up to 90 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Exposed to safety related conditions including moving machinery.
  • Able to climb stairs to operations and office on second floor accessible only by stairs.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Qualifications

  • Good Management Competencies and Leadership Growth Potential
  • Communication: Listens to Others, Processes Information, Communicates Effectively
    • --Manager, Peers, Subordinates, Vendors and Other Business Partners
  • Leadership: Instills Trust, Provides Direction, Delegates Responsibility
  • Adaptability: Adjusts to Circumstances, Thinks Creatively
  • Relationships: Builds Effective Personal Relationships, Facilitates Team Success
  • Task Management: Works Efficiently, Works Competently, Organized
  • Demonstrated Ability to Learn and Exercise Good Judgment
  • Production: Takes Action, Achieves Results
  • Development of Others: Cultivates Individual Talents, Motivates Successfully
  • People Oriented Interests
  • Personal Development: Displays Commitment, Seeks Improvement
  • High Energy Level, Positive Attitude, Decisive
  • High Integrity, Strong Work Ethic and Initiative
  • Internally Motivated, Enterprising
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Understanding and Knowledge of Related Products, Equipment and Processes

Pay Range: $56,826 - $65,520

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